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August 25, 2014

"This day is a gift," said Errol Greene, father of two. He, and 400 other guests, came to Gracie Mansion to celebrate the 4th Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards, which honors 10 men who have overcome obstacles and become outstanding fathers. Greene was an honoree in 2011, the first year of the award. Launched in 2010, The Mayor's Fatherhood Initiative has four goals: to remove barriers that fathers may face in interacting with City agencies; to... Continue Reading

August 18, 2014

Do you need publicity or foot traffic for your fatherhood program, barbershop, or other community organization that serves families and dads? There’s a great opportunity coming up for you.

All year long, community organizations, program providers, and local businesses have been benefiting from supporting the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse’s Fatherhood Buzz outreach program. Here are a few major ways programs and local... Continue Reading

August 04, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Team, in coordination with OFA, produced a series of videos containing participant interviews and scenes from facilitator-led sessions chronicling the positive changes associated with... Continue Reading

July 17, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

Alfred and Lucinda Loveland expected parenting to have ups and downs. But they were not prepared for their different parenting styles or their different ideas about their son’s needs. Frustrated and growing desperate, they attended Raising Kids Twogether, a... Continue Reading

July 01, 2014

“Just take my son to the park, have a little picnic with him. You know he can’t eat that much, but feed him Gerber. As long as I see my son, that’s the best Father’s Day I could ever have.”Joel Ramirez, 17, father in L.A. Fathers Program

Most new fathers will tell you that they didn’t realize what they were getting themselves into. When parenthood is unexpected, young fathers can find themselves feeling very alone. The L.A. Fathers... Continue Reading

June 16, 2014

This month, The White House released an infographic highlighting the changing picture of what it’s like to be a working dad. Balancing work and family is a challenge and all parents – moms and dads alike – face issues with access to paid leave and flexible work places.

How have things been changing?

In 2014 63% of families with children have both parents working – 7% of families with children are father-only families.

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June 12, 2014

Sunday, June 15th is Father’s Day and the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) needs your help as it implements a Father’s Day Thunderclap. Father’s Day is the one day out of the year that fathers have permission to unplug from the internet, put the lawn mower in the shed, put away the paint brush and turn off the alarm.  Each Father’s Day, dads are granted the freedom enjoy doing nothing without feeling guilty.  They’ve earned it! OFA hopes... Continue Reading

June 06, 2014

Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

As director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA), a program of the Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, I am pleased to share with you the launch of a new campaign that invites men to play a part in the movement to end domestic violence.

Te Invito, a toolkit... Continue Reading

May 29, 2014

The simplest tasks in life, many times, have the power to connect us with others and affect us the most. For example, finding more healthy affordable food options on a simple trip to the local grocery store can change your family’s diet for years to come.

If you’re a Dad, one of those simple yet powerful tasks is the trip to the barbershop. Whether you call it “getting your ears trimmed” or “getting a line up,” the simple experience of... Continue Reading

May 19, 2014

To some, making data-driven decisions may sound like a disconnected way to make decisions about programs that impact someone’s life. However, as Avis Files with the Keeping It Together Program at Toledo Area Ministries noted, they’re using their data to better understand who they are serving to better strengthen their program, while also building meaningful partnerships in the community.

This Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Highlight... Continue Reading